In the low wet grouds is the carambola tree ; / Soft and pliant are its branches, / With the glossiness of tender [...] Cf. Shijing 148
1. The head of the Chî family was going to attack Chwan-yü. / 2. Zan Yû and Chî-lû had an interview with Confucius, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 434
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
Her hands of white jade by a window of snow / Are glimmering on a golden-fretted harp – / And to draw the [...] Cf. Tangshi 241
Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who [...] Cf. Sunzi 13
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